Fundamentals of Forging 101 Workshop & Plant Tour

Event Date: Wednesday, January 19, 2022 to Wednesday, January 19, 2022


The FIA is excited to have W.L. Bud Kinney instruct our Fundamentals of Forging 101 Workshop following the FIA Midwest Meeting of Members. This workshop will teach the fundamentals of the forging process in language that attendees can understand, regardless of their experience level. As technology advances, it is becoming more important for buyers and forging professionals to understand the science behind the forging process and how it compares to other processes such as castings, weldments, or machining from bar. The workshop will also cover how forgings are made, and how quality is added through each step of the forging process.

Bud has a bachelor’s degree in marketing, development, and strategic planning and a Mechanical Engineering BME. He works with the Engineering – Mechanical Engineering Advisory Committee at Cleveland State University where he was previously the Chair. Bud's wealth of knowledge is deep, including the following forging specialties.

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The state-of-the-art Manufacturing Technology & Engineering Center (MTEC) at Richard J. Daley College prepares students for the more than 20,000 anticipated jobs coming to the region in the engineering and advanced manufacturing fields during the next decade.  The 52,000-square-foot building spans the main thoroughfare of 76th Street, linking to the legacy college facility via a pedestrian bridge. Inside, high-bay space and five engineering and manufacturing labs provide students with the requisite training for highly-specialized, technology-oriented careers. FACILITY TOUR – MTEC CENTER AT RICHARD J. DALEY COLLEGE


MTEC Center of Richard J. Daley College



Each participant will receive valuable reference material published by FIA to start your own forging reference library in your office:



Please note:  participants are responsible for their own transportation between locations.  No transportation provided by FIA or host facilities.

PPE provided but feel free to bring your own steel-toe footwear.


January 19, 2022

8:00 a.m.         Registration                                     MTEC Center at Richard J. Daley College

                        Continental Breakfast


8:30 a.m.         Fundamentals of Forging 101            MTEC Center at Richard J. Daley College

                        Presenter: Bud Kinney


12:30 p.m.       Lunch & Facility Tour                          MTEC Center at Richard J. Daley College


1:30 p.m.         Workshop Concludes

Participants are responsible for their own transportation between locations.


2:00 p.m.         Plant Tour – Cornell Forge                 Cornell Forge

PPE provided but feel free to bring your own steel-toe footwear with metatarsal protection.


3:30 p.m.         Plant Tour Concludes                         Cornell Forge




Suggested Hotels (Note: no room block contracted):

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Chicago - Arlington Heights

75 W Algonquin Rd.

Arlington Heights, IL 60005

(847) 364-7600


Sheraton Suites Chicago Elk Grove

121 NW Point Blvd.

Elk Grove Village, IL 60007

(847) 290-1600



Registration fees are non-refundable. Substitutions are allowed if submitted to FIA in writing by January 3, 2022.

Please Note:
No registration is final until accepted by FIA. FIA reserves the right to refuse registration/attendance to any person. Any registration that is not accepted by the FIA will be refunded in full.